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straight from japan. the restaurant claims to be the only one serving these up in the united states. the cows are pampered with hand massages and fed a special diet to get more fat marbling more than an average steak. how much fat marbling do you need? >> i've got $350 for you. just give me the steak. >> $350? if you're a steak connoisseur, could you tell the difference if i put a $30 steak in front of you and a $350 steak in front of you. >> i'm sure the connoisseurs could. more power to you if you can afford it. news 4 today continues at 5:00 a.m. breaking news out of afghanistan where the anger over an anti-muslim film has claimed more lives this morning. good morning to you. i'm eun yang. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist. welcome back to "news 4 today." it is tuesday, september 18th. this morning a storm team 4 weather alert. storms moving into the area now, and that has power companies at
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the ready. dominion virginia power has crews on stand by from as far away as norfolk. here in the district, residents are preparing for the possibility of more flooding. news 4's megan mcgrath in the plo bloomingdale neighborhood northwest where the flooding is getting to be old hat and a big problem. >> reporter: absolutely. we're here on rhode island avenue in the bloomingdale neighborhood. take a look at the electric sign. it says it all. severe weather expected. watch for standing water. and not just standing water. if history repeats itself, folks could be seeing rushing water, gushing water. not just on rhode island avenue, but inside their homes as well. that has been playing out time and time again throughout the course of this summer. several people or a number of people in this area, they've been flooded four times this summer alone. there's an outdated storm water system, and we've had homes that have brought a tremendous amount of water in a short period of time, and the drainage system
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just can't handle it. that's why d.c. water says we've been seeing the issue this summer. we are expecting a lot of rain later on this afternoon. this morning not so bad, just sprinkles here and there. later this afternoon, around 3:00 or so, we could get an inch perhaps more of rain in a very short period of time. as you would imagine, that makes everyone around here a little nervous. they're going to keep a close eye on the sky today. news 4, megan mcgrath. back to you. >> and we have meteorologist tom kierein with your weather alert. how much can we expect? we could get an inch or two inches. but the main threat is going to be severe weather. right now the heaviest rains out of the mountains. locally near washington, we have just a cloudy sky. there are a few sprinkles far north and west of us. frederick county, loudoun, panhandle of west virginia and out into west virginia. some moderate showers now. this whole zone in yellow, this is the severe risk zone. we're right in the middle of it.
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4:00 to 8:00 p.m. looks like the primetime risk of damaging winds. gusts over 60 miles an hour could bring down tree limbs and power lines. we have temperatures muggy and near 70 degrees. hour by hour throughout the day, we'll stay cloudy through much of the morning. by noontime, some showers moving in, mid-70s. then strong storms after that, 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. keep you posted all morning long and into the afternoon. first 4 traffic now with danella. watching the roadways. not bad in our area. still pretty light volume. not seeing accidents in your travel lanes to warn you about. we'll take a look at the beltway if you're making your commute from the interchange. ahead at the dulles toll road. again, the roadway is slick. these speed sensors are picking up drivers that fast. i would recommend you leaving a little earlier and slowing down. continuing on the dulles toll road, especially no issues to report or westbound, nice and clear. back over to you, danella. breaking news right now.
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more deadly attacks in response to an anti-islam film. the latest attack happened in kabul. angie goff is live at the news 4 desk with breaking developments. angie, good morning. >> eun, good morning to you. at least five people are dead and several others injured after a suicide bomber blew up a bus from an airport in afghanistan. one bomber said the blast was so loud he couldn't hear for 18 hours after the explosion. the blast killed foreign nationals who worked at the kabul airport. radical militant group hesbah islami said they did it in retaliation for the film in the u.s. that mocks the prophet muhammad. the killer was a 22-year-old woman. this comes after actions by in muslim countries in response to the anti-muslim film. this is the highest number of foreigners killed in the city since last april when an afghan pilot gunned down nine americans. reporting from the news 4 live desk, angie goff.
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back to you. these attacks in afghanistan are a major setback to the war effort as president obama's troop surge winds down. two years ago, the administration added 33,000 troops to the war effort. they are finishing their return home this week. the insider attacks and taliban results threatened the key goal of making sure afghanistan doesn't go back to being a haven for terrorists. this morning the fbi now helping police investigate vandalism at a mosque in virginia. vandals investigate the center in harrison berg. they found the building painted with racial slurs. they're calling it a possible hate crime. police say it's not clear that the vandalism was directed at muslims. the they also found graffiti at a high school and a christian school in the area. a man faces charges for killing one woman and injuring at in capitol heights.
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jerome stewart was arrested. he went to mckinley's home on heath street and shot her after they got in an argument that morning. the second woman got away and called police. she is expected to be okay. it could be a few weeks before we get to see the national zoo's latest addition up close, but the panda cub is already having a big impact. take a look. live pictures from the panda house, which is closed to visitors. mama mei xiang and her new cub can have peace and quiet. they've opinibeen sleeping a lo last 24 hours. that's not keeping people from flocking to the zoo. the gift shop sales are booming. last time mei xiang gave birth, the zoo saw 1 million more visitors than usual, and spending went up nearly $250,000. >> a panda bear should be black and white, don't you think? >> unless you're giving it to a kid who likes pink. also ahead, damage control. the hidden camera video of mitt
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romney that has the presidential candidate defending himself.
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we are under a weather alert this morning as storms move closer to our area. this is a live look at the bloomi bloomingdale area of washington. residents there are already war warned they could see more flooding from this storm. this is all coming from a front that's producing moderate to heavy rain, these fronts in yellow in west virginia, and that extends down to the tennessee valley to the gulf coast. closer to washington, we've got a cloudy sky, maybe a few sprinkles around the metro area. pavement still wet from overnight showers. that's fender bender weather. we do have light sprinkles, panhandle of west virginia and
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frederick and loudoun counties in western maryland. by noontime, showers moving in and strong storms after that. hi near 80. they move east of the metro area by late evening. i'm back with your seven-day outlook and another look at storm team 4 radar in 15 minutes. danella has another look at traffic. let's head up to 95 in maryland. bw beltway clear between the baltimore beltway and the capitol beltway. over to 395 you're clear heading over to the 14th street bridge. as you cross over the 14th street bridge, you're clear as you head into the district. aaron and eun? >> thank you, danella. coming up on 5:12, the decision that could keep nude photos of princess katherine out of the tabloid
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going on the offensive.
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republican nominee mitt romney is in damage control mode this morning after some controversial comments. the hidden camera video was taken at a private fund-raiser in may and first obtained by liberal magazine "mother jones" and then by nbc news. >> for the past three years, all everybody's been told is don't worry, we'll take care of you. how are you going to do it in two months before the elections to convince everybody that you've got to take care of yourself. >> there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. all right. there are 47% who are with him, who are dependent on government, who believe that they are victim, who believe the government has the responsibility to care for them,
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who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, you name it. but it's an entitlement. government should give it to them, and they will vote for this president no matter what. and the president starts at 48, 49, he starts off with a huge number. these are people who pay no income tax. 47% of americans pay no income tax. so our message of low taxes doesn't connect. he'll be out there talking about tax cuts for the rich. that's what they sell every four years. so my job is not to worry about those few. i'll never convince them. they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. what i have to do is take care of the 5% to 10% in the center who are independents, that are thoughtful, that look at voting in one way or the other. >> after the video was released,
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romney gather eed media to respond. >> it's stated off the cuff. i'm sure i could state it more clearly and effectively in a statement like that. i want all americans to have a brighter future. i'm convinced the president's approach has not done that and will not do that. >> romney also added he hopes the full video will be released so people can hear his response in its full context. dear daughter, welcome to america. your share of obama's debt is over $50,000, and it grows every day. >> the controversy rises as romney is trying to refocus his campaign and win over women voters. this new ad highlights the debt, unemployment, and poverty that women face in america. statistics that romney places on president obama. romney will hit hard today as he faces salt lake city. it will likely be his last trip to utah before the election. romney's running mate paul ryan
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is back in virginia today trying to swing the commonwealth for the gop. ryan is scheduled to speak at christopher newport university in newport news tonight and then he'll speak at a manufacturing company in danville. ryan visited harrisonburg and roanoke on friday. president obama also heads back to the battleground virginia. the president will speak at the potomac nationals fitzner stadium. tickets are first come, first served. you can head to nbc 4's facebook page to find out where to get those tickets. and what could be the most anticipated debate of the election season comes to washington next month. bill o'reilly and jon stewart. the fox news host and comedy sati satire specialist said the rumble in the air conditioned
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auditorium. ticket proceeds will go to charity. a scare at jfk airport yesterday after an anonymous caller claimed explosives were on board one of the flights. the passengers remained mostly calm, but an incident erupted between a pilot and the control tower after he was left in the dark. >> you've got 60 seconds. >> we have the information. can you possibly call? >> negative. i would demand the information right now over a frequency. >> the planes were cleared without incident about an hour later. no explosives were found. classes at lsu will go on as planned after a bomb threat there forced an evacuation. officials say the threat came in yesterday morning but did not specify where the bomb was possible. the police did not find any explosives, so students returned to campus late last night. this is the fourth college campus to receive bomb threats in the last week. officials at lsu are talking to officials in texas, north dakota, and ohio, where they received similar threats on friday. today chicago teachers
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expected to vote on whether to end their seven day strike that's kept 350,000 students out of class. they're scheduled to meet this afternoon to discuss the proposed contract that includes a 7% cost of living raise over three years. meanwhile, chicago mayor rahm emanuel has taken the union to court, calling it illegal. he's asking the courts to call for an injunction to force teachers back to work. olympic gold medalist shaun white is out of jail after being arrested in nashville. the snowboarder sporting a black eye in his mugshot is facing charges for vandalism and public intoxication. he's accused of pulling a fire alarm at the hotel where he was a guest on sunday, forcing an evacuation. the 26-year-old is also charged with breaking a hotel phone. white was injured running from the scene and had to be hospitalized. a court date is set for next month. today a french court is expected to decide whether to stop more topless photos of the duchess of cambridge from being published. the photos were taken with a
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telephoto lens while the duke and duchess were sun bathing at a french hotel. lawyers for the family are asking a french court for an injunction to prevent a gossip magazine from printing more pictures showing a deeply intimate moment. magazines in france, ireland, and italy printed those photos. this morning we're working for you to get you ready for severe weather that's expected to head our way later today. clouds are hanging tough, already just a sign of what's to come. >> we had rain too. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein. >> good morning. no travel problems weather-wise, but we do have wet pavement from overnight showers. that's fender bender weather. getting light areas of rain stretching from virginia all the way along the gulf coast. that will come this afternoon. right now just a few sprinkles from low clouds. light rain farther north and west of us in frederick and loudoun counties. that's going to stay with us
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through much of the morning. right now it's a muggy morning. reagan national, 72. near 70 in the nearby suburbs. throughout the rest of the day, stay tuned to nbc 4, and we'll let you know if any severe weather is threatening where you live. if you hear thunder, get inside and turn it on. it's mid to late afternoon is when we have the risk for the strong storms. some of them could produce, unfortunately, some damaging winds and may bring down tree limbs and power lines from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. along with that, heavy rain. then the storms move through the metro area late into the evening. a beautiful pattern the next few days. wednesday, thursday, friday looking delightful. cool mornings and mild afternoons. over the weekend front comes in saturday afternoon. maybe a brief passing thunder shower and sunday looking nice as well as monday next week. i'm back with another look at storm team 4 radar the next ten minutes. danella with another look at traffic. >> good morning. let's start our chopper 4
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report with a look at the rails. if you're taking metro, not seeing any delays there. marc just about ten minutes slow. this is on the brunswick east train number 870. vre not reporting any delays at this time. over to the roadways, if you're taking the american legion bridge, volume is starting to increase. outer loop and inner loop. no accidents, though. it's that time of morning. we're starting to see people wake up and get back on the roadway. also crossing over the wilson bridge, really nice and clear here. here's a live look right now. in fact, on the beltway between the american legion bridge and the wilson bridge, i'm checking for accidents and incidents. not seeing any. i am seeing volume increase and wet pavement. give yourself extra time this morning. aaron, over to you. >> thank you, danella. in "news 4 for your health" this morning, getting a good night's sleep could help you lose weight. a lack of sleep helps to increase the hormones that regulate appetite as well as the impulse to eat more food. sleep is an important key to
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weight loss along with a diet and healthy exercise. studies found sleep time and quality of sleep affected those in a weight control program. cancer is the number one killer of hispanics in the u.s. it replaced heart disease. that group is leading because hispanics are younger on average than whites and blacks, and cancer tends to kill people earlier in life than heart disease. at the same time, death rates for both cancer and heart disease have been dropping for all groups. four nfl players accused of taking money in a bounty system will meet with commissioner god el. jonathan vilma met with goodell and was given a statement from former defensive coordinator gregg williams. he allegedly says in the statement that vilma placed a $10,000 bounty on brett favre. vilma was suspended for the year, but the punishment was temporarily lifted by a judge. the linebacker insists williams' statement is not true. more bad news for the
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redskins after sunday's big loss. the team will be without two defensive starters for the season. pro linebacker brian orakpo tore his pectoral muscle in his left shoulder, and adam carriker is out with a torn quad tendon in his right knee. carriker will need surgery and five months of rehab. orakpo suffered his injury while making his first sack of the season. he will be hard to replace. >> he's a guy that can do it all. he can cover. he can rush. he can play the run. he's very physical. very smart. team player. all the things you look in a pro bowl player. obviously, we'll miss him. >> indeed. defensive leader london fletcher says he hopes one of the young players will take this opportunity to step up and help the team. the redskins face the bengals at home on sunday. >> the coach really just laid out there all the reasons why this is a big loss. >> it is. >> this is a big loss.
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>> huge. >> like you said, somebody else is going to have to step up and keep the momentum going. >> hope things turn around this sunday. >> just about 5:26 is our time right now. coming up, a school district's controversial approach for shrinking class sizes at a popular high school.
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looking at the stories making headlines, the anger over an anti-muslim film is being blamed for a deadly attack in afghanistan. mitt romney on the offensive, trying to clarify remarks that were made caught on a hidden camera. and the excitement continues to build at the national zoo even though it will be a while before we can see the new cub. mei xiang and baby resting right now. first, good morning to you. i'm eun yang. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist. welcome to "news 4 today" on this tuesday, september 18th, 2012. a severe weather alert as storms move closer to the area. district officials preparing residents for the possibility of high water and flooding.
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we found these in the bloomi bloomingdale neighborhood of northwest where residents have already had their share of high water. >> and getting ready for power outages. high winds could cause trees and power lines to come down, especially with heavy rain expected in some areas. dominion power has crews on stand by from as far away as norfolk who are ready to respond if needed. >> for everything you need to know, we go to meteorologist tom kierein. good morning. we don't have any severe weather threatening us right now. you shouldn't have any travel problems getting off to work and school early this tuesday morning. we do have moderate rain falling, these areas of yellow in the souwest of virginia all the way down to the gulf coast. this is a front getting closer to washington here by later this afternoon. as that happens, an increasing risk. right now clouds gathering around the area. just a few scattered sprinkles. we've got a huge area under severe storm risk.
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from new england all the way down to the carolinas. chance of damaging winds. looks like the primetime is 3:00 for 4:00 until 8:00 this evening. some of the wind gusts could be over 60 miles an hour. that could cause tree limbs to come down, bring down power lines. there's even a slight risk of a few isolated tornadoes. stay tuned. storm team 4 is on it. tune into nbc 4. we'll have frequent updates throughout the day. temperatures right now are mild and muggy. it's humid under the cloud cover. we're near 70 throughout much of the region. 60s farther west where they're getting the rain. by 6:00 a.m., 7:00 a.m., it's still going to be raining to their west. otherwise, cloudy, upper 60s to near 70. noontime, we'll have showers beginning to move in. not heavy yet. by midafternoon into late afternoon and evening is when we have that risk of some of those storms producing very heavy rain that may cause localized flooding in addition to damaging
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wind threat. your first 4 traffic with danella. good morning. >> good morning and thanks, tom. i'm checking out the roadways in our area, warning you of any fender benders. right now we're not seeing any. i'm starting to see the volume just a little bit on the inrace. 50 in maryland heading inbound, just a little more volume as you head to the beltway. no major delays just yet, but your volume is increase. let's head inside the beltway, 50 in maryland, i'm seeing the brakes as you make your way westbound past landover road. i'm checking for accidents. i'm not seeing any reports. i want to make you aware of these delays. let's talk about the rails. just a bit slow. brunswick east train number 890 now, seven minutes. a ten-minute delay, this time brunswick east 870. aaron, over to you. >> thank you, danella. this morning a family shooting in spotsylvania county leaves a mother and son dead and the man's sister in the hospital. police are now trying to figure out the motive.
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shooting happened yesterday afternoon at a home near the chancellorville battlefield. police say 43-year-old david anderson shot and killed his 75-year-old mother and also shot his sister laura reeves several times before turning the gun on himself. she's in the hospital in stable condition. neighbors say the family lived on the block for a year or two. one neighbor says they warned their kids to astay away from the man they called the crazy guy. a figure skating coach is allowed to return home to maryland. after he entered a not guilty plea on charges he fondled a 16-year-old student while the two attended a competition in lake placid new york last year. the alleged victim is from prince george's county. her family has also filed a multimillion dollar civil suit against him. he'll face a court hearing in december. a d.c. man is breaking his challenge after a group attacked him over the weekend. he and a friend were jumped leaving the "h" street festival saturday night. matt beck says the men followed
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him and his friend for a few blocks yelling anti-gay slurs. then a car blocked their path, allowing the men to attack the two of them. beck decided not to file a police report that night, a move he says he now regrets. >> the police were very nice, but they said there's no way we're going to find them. you don't really need to fill ot out a report. i wish i could go back and file a report. >> beck suffered a black eye in the attack. he says this the fourth time in six years something like this has happened to him. a possible deal may be in the works for the release of a maryland man held in cuba for spying charges. officials say they may be willing to release alan gross for release of the cuban five, in jail on spying charges and considered heroes in cuba. today you could be paid to ride the yellow line. metro will hand out free fare cards at the l'enfant plaza
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station from 7:00 until 9:00 this morning. this is the new campaign hello yellow. under the new rush schedule, the blue line runs fewer trains, which leads to more crowded trains. metro is trying to convince blue line riders they can switch to the yellow line and cut their travel time during rush hour. metro will pass out those cards tomorrow and thursday as well. upgrading and maintaining parking meters in the district will cost $3 million more than expected. the washington examiner reports that the d.c. council will take up emergency legislation tomorrow to fund those improvements. they include connecting 6,000 spaces to a central network so transportation officials can know when they're empty. the extra funds will come from 6 million there's in extra revenue from parking meters expected next year. a church's electronic sign will stay on thanks to a judge. the church of the good shepherd in vienna filed a law next
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month. they said a county zoning rule limiting their messages to two a day violated their first amendment right. the judge struck down the rule. the county will now think of additional rules regarding the signs. north point high school in waldorf, maryland, is about 300 students over capacity. school officials believe that some of those students live outside the school zone, and they're sending letters to parents to confirm where they live. parents have until tomorrow to withdraw their children from the school with no questions asked. it is now 5:36. 70 degrees. he went all out to ask a girl to the homecoming dance, but that creative proposal could cost the dad his job.
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beep-bop-boop-bop boop-beep. [monotone] she says, "switch to progressive and you could save hundreds." call or click today. a weather alert is prepared to hit the d.c. region. a live look at the bloomingdale neighborhood in northwest. residents there have already seen flooding several times this summer, and d.c. officials are preparing them for more today. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein is here with what we can expect. i would emphasize there's no severe weather now.
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however, when you're getting home from work and school, mid to late afternoon, that's when we have the risk of severe storms. getting moderate to heavy rain in the mountains of western maryland, west virginia, and all the way along the coast. an area of high pressure getting closer to the metro area by later this afternoon. right now low clouds, maybe a few scattered sprinkles, and maybe the pavement still wet from overnight showers. as we go hour by hour throughout the day, still passing showers by 7:00 a.m. west of the metro area. otherwise, cloudy and 70. by the noon time, mid-70s. that's when we have a possibility of showers coming through but not severe. from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., we have the risk of strong storms. some of them could produce gusts of winds of 60 miles an hour or more. unfortunately, bring down tree limbs or cause power outages. that would be from 3:00 until 8:00 or 9:00 p.m. after that, storms move through
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the metro area and clearing out after midnight. i'll have details on that. we'll look at your seven-day outlook coming up. for today, if you hear thunder, come inside. turn on nbc 4. we'll let you know if any storms are threatening where you live. right now a look at first 4 traffic with danella. >> the commute today is going to be a slick one. so far this morning, couple of things to look out for. northbound 95, another crash right past route 17, and it is blocking your right lane. you are slow approaching the accident at 33 miles per hour. let's head over to 50 heading inbound at lottsford vista. an accident on the right shoulder lane. just two vehicles involved in that one, but expect a slowdown as you make your way on 50. also reported debris in the roadway southbound i-270 at falls road. i am seeing volume increase just a bit as you make your way through rockville. i want you to be careful in case
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you see that debris on the roadway in falls road. i'm back in ten with another look at traffic. 70 degrees outside our studios at 5:42. it's a proposal that will melt the heart of hopeless romantics. but one teen's creative way to get a date could prove costly for his father.
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welcome back at 5:45. a son may have gone too far to help his son ask his girlfriend to homecoming. a helicopter like this one was used to help a teenager invite his girlfriend to homecoming. the father is a pilot with homeland security, and his son goes to school at patriot high
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school. they came up with a plan to drop a teddy bear and a card on the field last week. people have mixed feelings on this romantic gesture that used federal funds. >> he's got a million dollar helicopter that he's flying around, and he's got a responsibility. it should be used in the right way. >> who is it really hurting? he was doing something special for his son. >> u.s. customs and border protection released a statement saying it is looking into the matter, and the pilot in command of that aircraft has been relieved and reassigned to administrative duties following the investigation and review of the incident. as to the date, no word on whether the young lady said yes or no. police need your help in identifying two suspects in an armed robbery over the weekend. it was at the advanced auto parts store in takoma park saturday night. a map and woman zip tied two employees and an 81-year-old customer. the security footage shows the duo taking their masks on and off during the course of the robbery. they ended up fleeing the scene
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with cash. a d.c. man is facing up to five years in prison on charges he tortured two little kittens. eric gaskin was arrested yesterday on two counts of felony animal cruelty. he's suspected of declawing the 18-month-old kittens in his home in may. when they were found, they could not walk their injures were so severe. they had to be euthanized. today investigators will try to figure out what caused a fire in the dupont circle neighborhood of the district. it broke out in the 1800 block of corcoran street northwest. firefighters say that fire started on the third floor of a building belonging to argentina. a firefighter and someone else inside were treated for minor injuries. today some of the police officers that took the lead in a case that terrorized this weare. rampages in the area killed ten people.
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john allen muhammad and lee boyd malvo were convicted of the attacks. they will get together and discuss the case today at the national law enforcement museum. and now to decision 2012 and the race for the virginia senate seat with seven weeks until the election. a new poll shows democrat tim kaine leading republican george allen. the rasmussen poll has kaine leading allen 47% to 45%. despite the numerous differences they have, the two do agree the defense budget cuts are bad for virginia and national security. kaine and allen are set to face off in a debate this thursday. you can watch it here live on nbc 4 at noon on thursday. "meet the press" host david gregory will moderate and new york bureau chief julie carey and i will be on the panel asking questions. the vote for expanding gambling in maryland could be
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one of the most expensive issues in state history. nearly $15 million have been spent on ads for and against the measure. they spent $1 million a day during the four day special session alone. it could exceed the amount spent by both gubernatorial candidates in 2010. voters will decide whether to add casino and table games in the state. nearly half of the presidential ads you've seen or heard are coming from outside groups. ad buying firm smg delta reports $6.5 million have been spent on tv ads and radio ads from groups supporting the presidential candidates but not referring to the account for $67 million of that total. pro romney groups have paid for 67% of the gop candidate while groups supporting the president have accounted for 20% of the ads hitting the air waves. today begins the 67th session of the united nations
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general assembly where international leaders will meet in new york city. items on the agenda include a declaration of commitment on the global aids/hiv response as well as returning cultural property to the country of origin. the general assembly is the only group in which all countries, big or small, have an equal vote. next week the annual general edate of global heads of state will open. >> we are under weather alert. we have team coverage of some storms heading our way. first, megan mcgrath is in the bloomingdale neighborhood in northwest with how district residents are preparing. could be more flooding today, megan. >> reporter: that's what people are concerned about. we just have a little light rain, but later on this afternoon, we're expecting pretty heavy downpours. take a look at the electronic sign behind me. it says "watch for standing waterment of extreme or severe weather is expected." that sign says it all. it's not what folks in the bloomingdale neighborhood wanted to hear. some people here have flooded
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four times this summer. we've had a number of bad storms with heavy downpours. the storm water system in this area can't handle that amount of water falling in that short amount of time. we've seen water gushing down rhode island avenue, also gushing into people's homes, coming up out of the drains and the bottoms of their base many thes and the like. just a real mess. folks around here getting very, very sick of it. they're offering subsidies of $3,000 to help offset the costs, but some folks here want a real fix, a long-term fix, and they want to see something done now. whenever we expect heavy rain, the folks in this neighborhood get very, very nervous. we could see an inch, maybe more coming down knot afternoon in a very short period of time. folks here very concerned about
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the possibility of flooding. >> let's see now exactly when and what we can coming from. >> right now we don't have a severe weather threat. later this afternoon we have a storm producing damaging winds. getting moderate to heavy rain. these pockets in pennsylvania, west virginia, soun to south western virginia, all the way into the carolinas. this is gradually advancing to the east. right now in the metro area, we've got low clouds racing through and scattered sprinkles in washington, arlington, fairfax, montgomery, prince george's counties. farther west we have more on the pennsylvania border. and a big area under severe storm risk stretching from new england down to the carolinas. 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. is the time we could get strong storms.
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that would bring down tree limbs and power lines. again, stay tuned. if you see that sky turning dark and ominous, you hear thunder, get on it. storm team 4 will have updates on storm team 4. i'll be tweeting and posting on facebook as well. check out the latest with interactive radar on nbcwashington.com. as we go forward through the rest of the day, temperatures warming up. it's mild and muggy. near 70 in the metro area and much of the region. 60s farther west where they're getting the light rain. temperatures 63 by 7:00. still cloudy around d.c. upper 60s and low 70s. by noontime, we have a chance of showers beginning to move in, into the mid-70s by then. then the severe risk is later, during the middle part of the afternoon and into the evening, is when we have a chance of severe storms. highs reaching upper 70s to near 80, midafternoon to late afternoon, back down to the mid-70s. the storm risk dissipates after 8:00 or 9:00 tonight as storms
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move east of the metro area. then a pleasant pattern, wednesday, thursday, friday, partly cloudy each day. cool mornings, low humidity, high 70s. might get showers on saturday. now, danella, how's traffic? >> slick commutes. let's start in i-95 in virginia heading northbound just past route 17. have a crash there blocking that right lane. sensors in the area say you're traveling at 23 miles per hour, pretty slow. let's head over to 50 making your way inbound at east-west highway in maryland. it is blocking your right lane. police also on the scene. a nine-minute delay. brunswick east trains 890. >> good morning to you. federal regulators are expanding their investigation of potential issues with air bags in hyundai elantras. the news comes after the federal traffic highway safety administration received a complaint of a side air bag
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cuttinging a man's ear in half. they've added two more model years to the investigation. the 2011 and 2013 elantras that began in may when the agency wanted to take a closer look at 123,000 2012 elantras. the battle between apple and samsung continues. samsung compared the galaxy s3 with apple's latest offering, pointing out the iphone 5 is missing many of the features that samsung has like shaking to update and picture to picture. but many iphone loyalists may argue that building that kind of brand loyalty does take a bit of genius. >> that ad campaign couldn't keep apple from having another record day ahead of its release of the iphone on friday. cnbc's shartia brantley is live with more. >> good morning. apple reaches a new
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milestone. the company topped $700 a share in after hours trading, which pushed its market value to $656 billion, making it by far the world's most valuable company. apple is being boosted by iphone fever. the company says it sold more than 2 million iphone 5s on the first day of preorders. the smart phone will hit stores on friday. apple says demand is quickly exceeding supply. and american airlines is cutting its flight schedule for september and october. american cancelled about 5% of its flights monday as pilots are calling in sick. the cancellations come in the wake of americans' move to toss out the contract with the pilots union so it can impose its own terms. the bankrupt airline is trying to cut billions in costs. the 8,000 member pilots union says it's not coordinating a sickout.
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